$65K grant supports Yampa Valley Outdoor Recreation Coalition


The nonprofit Routt County Economic Development Partnership has been awarded a $65,740 Colorado State Outdoor Recreation Grant to help increase capacity for a Yampa Valley Outdoor Recreation Coalition.

According to a governor’s office media release, the funding in Routt will support existing staff salaries to officially launch and manage a business retention and expansion program focused on outdoor recreation industry recovery and growth in Routt County.

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office awarded 15 grants this week in support of economic development and increased access to the outdoors across the Western Slope to southern Colorado. The office provides a state-level point of contact, advocacy and resources for the diverse constituents, businesses and communities that rely on the continued health of the outdoor recreation economy.